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Thursday, October 05, 2006

More Liberal Hypocrisy

Drudge has an exclusive on those Instant Messanger messages I wrote about last night in Mark Foley: Morally Repugnant.

According to The Drudge Report:

According to two people close to former congressional page Jordan Edmund, the now famous lurid AOL Instant Message exchanges that led to the resignation of Mark Foley were part of an online prank that by mistake got into the hands of enemy political operatives, the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal.
Read the rest here.

Lots more at:
-Stop the ACLU
-Mary Katherine Ham
-Hot Air

And, great post by Jonah Goldberg at The Corner.

If the Democrats were some how involved in, they ought to be ashamed. Yes, Mark Foley deserves to be scorned for his disgusting behavior and, if necessary, charged with something. That is only, of course, if Foley was bothering anyone under the age of 18.

But, that is no excuse for the Dems to politicize the whole event. After all, aren't they always saying there is nothing wrong with homosexuality? And if the Leftists who used this information have known about it for quite some time, then obviously they have released it now in hopes that it would damage Republican chances in the November Elections.

Liberals always want us to believe in and support homosexuality. For them to use Mark Foley's proclivities against him, when usually they cheer for them, smacks of blatant hypocrisy. Either they support homosexuals, whomever they may be, or they don't.

If the e-mails/IMs were exchanged by two adults over the age of 18, then where is the problem (other than the immorality, of course)?

Ann Coulter's latest column is, as always, right on the mark (no pun intended):
Who Knew Congressman Foley was a Closeted Democrat?---

At least liberals are finally exhibiting a moral compass about something. I am sure that they'd be equally outraged if Rep. Mark Foley were a Democrat.

The object lesson of Foley's inappropriate e-mails to male pages is that when a Republican congressman is caught in a sex scandal, he immediately resigns and crawls off into a hole in abject embarrassment. Democrats get snippy.

Foley didn't claim he was the victim of a "witch-hunt." He didn't whine that he was a put-upon "gay American." He didn't stay in Congress and haughtily rebuke his critics. He didn't run for re-election. He certainly didn't claim he was "saving the Constitution." (Although his recent discovery that he has a drinking problem has a certain Democratic ring to it.)
(A curtsy to Night Rider) for the e-mail)

Ann brings up these important points:

-When a Republican transgresses, for the most part, he does the right thing and resigns. When a Democrat transgresses, for the most part, he and his party-mates proudly proclaim he has done nothing wrong. He then remains in Congress, is feted and toasted by the Libs and the MSM, and they all denounce the people who denounced such behavior.

-The Libs don't want the government to listen in on the phone conversations of TERRORISTS who want to kill us, but then throw fits because no one was reading Mark Foley's private instant messages. So, we can't violate the non-existant rights of evil terrorists, but we must violate the civil rights of an American citizen?

-When some Republicans came across some unprotected Dem e-mails, explaining how they would oppose Miguel Estrada, the Dems had fits and the Republicans had to resign! Now the Dems think it is ok to flash someone else's e-mails around?

Such lovely hypocrisy, don't you think?

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